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Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking an Assistant Director, Major Gifts, to join our growing team.

At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Supervisor: Director of Development, Individual & Corporate Giving

Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000

The Role:

In this newly created role, the Assistant Director, Major Gifts will be instrumental in growing and developing Project Bread’s major gifts program and donor pipeline. The Assistant Director, Major Gifts will be a key contributor to department strategy and be a frontline fundraiser, raising funds from individuals, families, and family foundations. The successful candidate for this role will be an inspiring leader with a passion for system-change to end hunger in Massachusetts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects and donors, with a focus on gifts above $10,000
  • Work strategically with the Director of Development to evaluate current programs and create and execute new plans and processes for the major gifts program and donor pipeline
  • As appropriate, prepare well-written materials for donors visits, strategy documents, solicitation proposals 
  • Work as a part of fundraising team to steward and maintain confidential data, including adding notes and updates to the database regularly and collaborating to develop and improve reporting.
  • Collaborate with colleagues (development and communications as well as programmatic and operational) to maximize donor engagement and philanthropic commitment
  • Provide support for high-level and strategic organizational relationships with Board Members, the Advisory Council and Walk for Hunger participants.


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for Project Bread’s mission an approach
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong donor service and stewardship ethic
  • Discretion, good judgment, and commitment to confidentiality of donor and organization data
  • Experience and understanding of RE NXT a plus
  • 4-7 years fundraising experience

All employees are currently working remotely and will not return to the office until it is safe to do so. At that time, the Assistant Director, Major Gifts will need to be present in the East Boston office on a regular basis.

The Project Bread office is in East Boston. While there are various types of remote, hybrid and office-based positions, all staff are expected to occasionally be in the office. 

Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.

To apply:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization at

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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